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Class of 2025 is 71 Percent Female

The percentage of women entering North American schools and colleges of optometry for the fall of 2021 has increased to 71 percent, compared to last year’s 69 percent**.

LOGO SCHOOL Total # in 2021 # of women % of women
Illinois College of Optometry 117 89 76%
Indiana University School of Optometry 85 59 69%
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry 57 37 65%
MCPHS University School of Optometry 68 51 75%
Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University 38 27 71%
Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry 64 37 58%
Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry 61 39 64%
New England College of Optometry 130 98 75%
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry 28 18 64%
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry 106 80 75%
The Ohio State University College of Optometry 68 45 66%
Pacific University College of Optometry 93 65 70%
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry 152 117 77%
Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University 100 72 72%
Southern College of Optometry 136 95 70%
State University of New York College of Optometry 101 78 77%
University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Optometry 56 40 71%
University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry 69 53 77%
University of Houston College of Optometry 100 60 60%
University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry 73 46 63%
University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry 48 26 54%
University of Montreal College of Optometry 46 36 78%
University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry 64 45 70%
University of Waterloo School of Optometry 85 66 78%
Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Optometry 80 62 78%
Total # 2021 # of Women 2021% Women
Total: 2025 1441 71%

 

The PCO Accelerated Scholars Optometry Program (class of 2024) has a total class size of 14 students, 7 females and 7 males.

The New England Accelerated Doctor of Optometry Program (class of 2024) has a total class size of 6, 3 females and 3 males.

The New England Advanced Standing International Program (class of 2023) has a total class size of 10, 7 females and 3 males.

**Women In Optometry is reporting the numbers of students who identified themselves as women. Some students chose not to specify a male/female gender, and while they are reflected in the total, they are not counted in the “women” column.

Click here to view first-year female enrollment numbers in the last 14 years.

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